I feel like I have touched on this subject before... in fact I know I have... but none the less, it is relevant to life right now so we are going to talk about it again (damn it!).
You guys, adulting is hard, like real f*&%ing hard! And let me tell you what, moving does not help that reality at all!
A couple months ago when Drew and I were talking about this move it stressed me out, not because of all the unknowns of work and friendship, community, and ya know, life, but because I would have to change our address, get new insurance (of every imaginable kind), set up our internet, power and water, not to mention getting new drivers license; which seems a little pointless, seeing as how we have to get a new ones next year anyways (shout out to new decades!). And, in my defense I feel like my stress was justified... however, also feel like it was pointless, why stress before the actual thing to stress over happens (Thank you Tony for that little piece of wisdom). Since arriving in New Orleans I have spent three hours on the phone with our old insurance company trying to get a bill sorted. Dealt (or tried to deal) with being rear-ended MID move (yeah, that happened). Or spending too much time arguing with PODS and their terrible service and their delay of delivering our things, just to name a few of my most adult moments.
However, if 'While You Were Sleeping' taught me anything it is that when you are a grown up you get to have "Sole possession of the remote control, which is very important." ... to be fair I share control with Drew... whatever, the point is, being a grown up also has its perks, it isn't all drudgery and taxes. So let's reflect on a few of the high points.
I am thankful for the ability to provide for myself- to know how to cook and clean and host in my home. I am thankful for the manners my mama taught me. I am thankful for the morals my dad instilled in my bones. I am thankful for the struggles that taught me to keep going, even when things don't feel good. I am thankful for the ability to put my head down and get the job done. I am thankful for the friends who have taught me love, courage, humility, and honesty.
I am thankful that I have had 29 years of life.
If 'adulting' has taught me anything it is to cherish the moments, to delight in the mundane and seemingly insignificant, because if you can't find joy there you will be absolutely miserable 85% of the time and, lets be honest, ain't nobody got time for that!
What adulting challenges have you faced this week? How do you take the sting out? Do share with the class in the comments below.
*P.s. how gorgeous is the French Quarter (the photo at the top)?! I am obsessed with the architecture of this city guys... it is so good.